TBA Introduces Bowling to NICI

By Matt Stevens
May 18, 2021

Tenpin Bowling Australia was thrilled to have the opportunity to help organise a bowling night for the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) at Dubbo Tenpin, NSW, last night.

Searching for a way to unwind after the first day, the NICI reached out to TBA to determine if we could provide an opportunity for the students to enjoy whilst in Dubbo.  After learning of the NICI initiative and its goals, TBA was more than happy to lend a hand in organising a night for all students to enjoy our great sport.

In its second year in NSW, the Njanda Ngardak camp focuses on inspiring young Indigenous students to continue working in the hospitality industry. In collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, the NICI coordinates a culinary careers camp in Dubbo for 20 Indigenous students from around NSW.

The NICI has provided Alumni Chef Malarie Webster to lead Master Class sessions, mentor the students throughout the week, and deliver the Gala Dinner on the final night. The students will work to cater a three-course sit-down dinner at the Gala event.

After the first day of camp concluded, what better way to unwind than go bowling!

Working with Dubbo Tenpin, TBA organised a night of bowling for all students to experience by providing dinner and a free game of bowling.

The bowling night provided an excellent way for students to relax and socialise after the first day of camp. For some, it was a chance to show off their prowess on the lanes. For others, it was their first experience in a bowling alley.

Nathan Lovett, the NICI CEO, stated, “Camps like these are delivered with limited funding, so to have the experience provided for by Tenpin Bowling Australia provided a big impact for the camp. The experience is one that the students will definitely remember long after the camp is over”.

TBA would like to thank Dubbo Tenpin Bowling for helping to accommodate the NICI and the NSW Department of Education, who are big supporters of the fantastic initiative.